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american workers mt. private sector the exact same rights that federal government workers have. mr. harris: and that is that if you're going to choose to work extra, you get a choice whether to take overtime pay or to get time off to go to your child's school. you know, in my district we have patriot days. during the school day, elementary schools, where parents would love to have the time to go and spend the day with their child this bill will give the parent the choice. not the a federal law this will give the parent the choice to take that time off as comp time instead of getting overtime. it just gives everyone more choice. mr. speaker, i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, it gives me a sad opportunity to rise to acknowledge the loss of one of houston's distinguished citizens, not only hou
should remember what does not change. 68 years ago, following the death of franklin roosevelt, harry truman became president. he was thought to be a petty politician, not very smart, and likely to fail. he had been vice president for less than two months and done little to prepare for its new for job. and yet he is remembered now was one of our most effective presidents, so effective that a prestigious national security project there is his name. the reason is that harry truman understood and reflected what is best about america. he was optimistic about the prospects for human progress, but conscious of the perils posed by weakness and fear. for allies and friends. it was exempt from the rules that apply to others. america was the champion of weberty, law, and justice for admired president truman because he dared to build greatly and because what he built was made to last. to honor his legacy, we must strive to do the same. to that end, i pledge my own best efforts. thank you very much. that. [applause] >> ok, we are ready for questions as long as you identify yourself. >> [inaudible
with my senators rand paul and short letter nd a o harry reed that said we will filibuster any legislation that threatens the right to keep and arms. and what we saw happen in the incredible.ks was the american people got engaged. in this room men began speaking out, began began going ngton, on line, facebook, twitter and saying go after the violent criminals, come down on them ike a ton of bricks, but protect the constitutional law abiding americans. to protect he fate our second amendment there was whone who worked harder and i was more honored to be side by side with than your senior senator, lindsey graham. [applause] >> as a result of the leadership of lindsey graham and tim scott and countless others, and as a of each of you speaking out and the american people , whenheard, two weeks ago president obama's gun control voted on every proposal this would undermine our right to keep and bear arms in the united senate. [applause] >> we should be defending the amendments ifth against an administration that on its es no limits powers. to stand side d by side with rand paul in a filibuster a
:30 eastern on c-span 2. c-span three at 9:40 a.m. britain's prince harry is at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. and the guantanamo bay prison. what options are available to the administration for transferring detainees and closing the prison. that's at 10:00 a.m. eastern then at 1:30 p.m., the institute for korean-american studies talk about how things are on the european peninsula. >> post 9/11 a whole lot more people cared about national security issues than was the case before. so all of a sudden there was a market for former c.i.a. folks and former defense intelligence agencies and national security agencies. all those guys who were used to operating in the shadows saw a market for their services as commentators and book writers. so there was this somewhat uncomfortable, you know, kind of interaction among the agencies and former employees. >> and at the time i felt water boarding was something we needed to do. as time has passed and september 11 as moved farther and farther back into history, i think i've changed my mind and i think water boarding is probabl
harries crosses the line. two days after my column the washington post reading about trayvon martin remind me of a list of don't in new jersey. and when that was replaced with a reality in newark when my mother remarried. >> don't run in public. don't run while carrying anything in your hand lest someone think you stole something. don't talk back to the police lest they give you a reason to take to you jail or worst. weekend anchor don lemon who covered the case extenively told "the new york times" there is a certain degree of understanding who comes from minorities just because we've lived it. all of us are black nen our 30's and 40's, all of us born after the civil rights movement. all of us saw mass incarceration of black men. all of us were part of the crack epidemic and the war on drugs. all of us are of that age and what happened to this particular case if we did not have the platform that is we have? another issue is partisan influence. on march 23 responded to a request for comment, president obama called it a tragedy and said that when he thought about the case, he thought about h
and nationalities, it is clearly established. his contribution to the tibetan cause is appreciated. host: harry in pennsylvania, republican caller. caller: good morning. please excuse my ignorance because i am not really sure of the history of your country. however, understanding that the maori are next your country, i would like to know why they did that. second, you are living in exile. where do you live now? is your country recognized by the united nations? guest: i think tibet was invaded and occupied partly because of the territory. 1/5 of china. huge territory. partly because of the minerals we have and the water resources we have. china essentially has monopolized it, which is important for civil and military technology. rare earths are used in everything from tablets to the phones. bigt: they have found a reserve of rare earth, a finer rare earth, in tibet. with all the minerals that tibetans have and the water sources tibetans have, there plenty of reasons why they want to occupy. one of the reasons is also, china is called the middle kingdom. the middle kingdom, the people in the mid
if you win, i would prefer to see harry reid vote that to a floor for a so people could vote against it. i think they've punk on that issue and i will leave that alone. maybe i shouldn't say that but i think i just did. here is the point. the democratsk overreached on gun-control, what would be the overreach on emigration? >> at this point, i don't believe they are in a danger of overreaching. we don't know the substance yet. there are intense negotiations going on. there is a deal in the deal is not there. i am in a wait-and-see point of view. we know what we want. we want a fair and functional of theation for as many undocumented population as we can get the votes for. had immigration reform on enforcement for 10 years now. strengthening enforcement at the border, they spend $18 billion a year on immigration enforcement. emigration is down by 70%. the fbi certifies the border is secure. that part of the equation is pretty much done. does need morees workers. the guest worker agreement between the chamber of commerce and labor that was announced seems to be pretty calibrated. it is sma
-one, but the regular order, harry reid tried to get it started last night and senate republicans blocked him. when does the clock start? >> we want to go to conference, but we want to go when we have a good chance of actually getting something done.the reason we think it is not -- i want to get a deal. i want an agreement. we do not want to go to conference just for the sake of a joint conference. we want an agreement. this is more of a house thing than a senate thing, but if we go to conference with a monthlong stalemate in conference, which ends up happening is people dig in their positions making it that much harder to get agreement. >> that is your lesson from the supercommittee? our motivation is actually to get to an agreement and the decisions we are making right now is to maximize the likelihood of getting an agreement at the end of the day. >> does that mean that you believe you guys passed to political of a budget and they did pass to political of a budget? >> do i want my budget to become law? i do. but they get that in a divided government, you do not get everything you want. we understand
, harry reid said it is insane to give welfare benefits to illegal aliens. now the citizenship thing that we have is insane, and nobody is referring to that. i am just wondering why the politicians don't call out harry reid on that. were you able to understand that? guest: i think so. a lot of times politicians say things during election time, and when it comes time for a bill they change their tune completely. you have a number of senators who will take oath to their constituents that they will not support amnesty, and they create an immigration bill that by any objective standard it really is amnesty, not enforcing the law with respect to a group of people. that is really unfortunate. what we try to do is provide nonpartisan research and analysis on amnesty. we think it is unfair to lawful immigrants like our caller who have been waiting in line, who have done everything right. it is completely unfair for unlawful immigrants to come through the united states without going through the same process. we think it can make the problem -- the problem even worse. our study is very conserv
committee from meeting to vote on the nomination to be secretary of labor. harry reid spoke about the move today on the senate floor. now the minority's tactics -- republican tactics of obstruction and delay are well-known, but they're also well-worn. those methods were once again on display yesterday when republicans delayed for the second time in two weeks the senate help committee vote on the nomination of tom perez to lead the department of labor. the able and considerate chairman, tom harass quinn, had already postponed the vote for two weeks, at the request of republicans. it was terribly disappointing that after they were granted additional time as a matter of courtesy, an anonymous republican would employ an arcane procedural tactic to prevent the committee from even meeting. of course voting on that nomination. republicans had seven weeks, 49 days, to consider this nomination. he was nominated on march 21, and since his confirmation hearing in april, he's responded in writing to more than 200 questions. he is an extremely qualified candidate for this job. the president was smart t
-making process. i do not care what president you want to talk about -- ronald reagan, harry truman, dwight eisenhower. moral courage is sapped by what i would call political reality. it is sapped by clinical opposition and the caliber and brouhaha nature of that opposition. what happens when you confront a series like this, even though you are in your second term, have been reelected, even though you do not have political concerns for yourself, you do have concerns for others. why do you think my party, the republican party, is still going on about benghazi? it has nothing to do with their affection for the incident or their desire to find the truth. it has everything to do with hillary clinton so she will not be a candidate or give them worry in the next presidential election. what about elections in the congress with regard to the house and the senate? they are up there, too, so the president has to concern himself with all these things. i come back to my original point very seldom in the post-world war ii national security state do we find a president with the moral courage to go agains
and many other presidents. they lived with that fact. harry truman made the comment that it goes with the territory and can't think about it and go about your business and do what you need to do. >> before we leave the relationship with the lincolns, did eliza johnson have a relationship with mary lincoln? >> not to my knowledge. once again, she stayed at home quite a bit. not that she traveled to washington. oftentimes other wives did travel to washington and spent times with their husbands. eliza didn't. to the boig, she did not have a relationship at all. >> is that your understanding? >> it is. eliza did come to washington for a couple of months. but health forced her back home. >> you were describing this private floor in the white house even though the public didn't see her, there was lots of family going on. a centerpiece room was what is called the yellow oval room which is turned into a library. do we have a photograph of what it looks like today? how did they use this and what was their personal life like? >> they were an extremely close- knit family. martha was always
by harry reid. so practically speaking, it's this, mechanic. -- mr. speaker. it's up to the american people they feel american people have to be well-informed. they will draw good judgments when they're well-informed. the american people need to speak up, i hope the american people don't need to rise up. to answer this and say, our ancestors came here, we came here, we followed the law, we got in line according to the law, we didn't ask for amnesty, we went forward and received our naturalization papers after we had met those qualifications. i've spoken at a good number of naturalization ceremony, it's a very rewarding experience to do so. the people who came here the right way, who followed the laws, are the ones who respect our laws today. the people that had disrespect for our laws, if they're rewarded for breaking them, how much respect will they have for any of our other laws? will they be like the president to pick and choose the law that he likes? i suggest, no, lady justice is blind. not only blind, doesn't matter what economic status or what cultural status you might be or how much
where it dies under the democratic rule of harry ried. it is funny how they say republicans are obstructionists? what about the democrats trying to bring down the debt -- what the democrats are trying to do to bring down the debt? they started going crazy with trying to pass every program they could, including two wars. wall street journal" is reporting about the south korean president coming to visit the united states -- steve in florida is our next caller on our line for republicans. go ahead. caller: thank you. i applaud speaker boehner's effort to save us some money. although i think it is more political than anything. i think congress is interested in preserving the liberty of our country and doing what is right. we go in to a national sales tax where we get rid of the income tax and fees irs, that is a way we preserve our liberty -- rather than us working hard and the government gets the first cut. it is a form of slavery, really. justt fee lif peol -- i feel if people want to check it out, we need more support. we need to have the money in hand for people and let them
older than you folks. i have been watching the president since harry truman. i think this whole thing about benghazi is very clear. if you remember back to the second presidential debate when mr. romney was debating mr. obama, he did not bring up the question of benghazi. it was my understanding that he received an intelligence agency briefing prior to that debate. most of the material concerning benghazi was classified. i was wondering if that was the reason he did not bring it up because he no was classified. as far as what actually happened, i think that is abundantly clear mr. obama got beat in the first debate and could not take another beating. they tried to cover it up and make it look like it was something other than what it really was. it was because he did not need to get creamed in another debate. he lied about it and it is that clear. definitely, we see that discussion in the hearing yesterday with the other side of the aisle talking about this classified aspect. most of the stuff was not classified. it has been put under the shroud by this administration. out wass narrati
with them. there was one named henry harris who had a lot of thatren -- she suggested he start buying washington real estate. he died a wealthy man. she forced him to put part of his salary into that. jerry smith was another favorite of hers, of the members of the staff, and she ran the whole thing. with the help of the doorman. -- doormen. i think that is likely remark, the way the military was organized. host: she found the white house and a state of disrepair. bill, who studies the white house, has a bit of a different view, but you and i read about the fact that they were infrastructure problems and she tackled this and did great refurbishment of this. what do you know if it? guest: i think a lot of it was the perception she wanted to present to the public. , as was the nation's home well as their home. they were only temporary residence -- residents. she was concerned in some ways, the fact that she was from the west, as she called it, which missouri was at the time -- that she did not have the social acumen that many of the eastern families would've expected. she wanted to ensur
the senate majority leader harry reid brought it directly to the floor rather than sending it through the regular process this ashen. as i said, baucus opposes the bill. montana does not have a sales tax. senator wyden from oregon has also been strongly opposed. obviously from the moral liberal wing of the senate, but he framed this as businesses taking over government responsibility. oregon does not have a sales tax. he sought exemptions for those sorts of states and retailers. the problem with that, senator and see points out, that if certain they cannot forced to comply by all likelihood those states would become the center of online retailer progress -- retailing gossip -- retailing because everyone would move there. host: how much could be raised? guest: $23 billion has been going around. it would go to states, counties, localities, whoever that are not charging sales tax on internet purchases? guest: absolutely. i think it is fair to say most companies don't. the retailers and companies do, maybe not the majority but gradually an increasing number of online purchases have sales
. this is not a partisan issue. in 1985 ted kennedy, harry reid, joe biden all supported giving public sector employees the flexibility to choose comp time. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i cannot think of a better mother's day gift. this is something we can do right now to help families at a time when they need it most. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from north carolina yields back. the gentleman from connecticut is recognized. mr. courtney: thank you, mr. speaker. i now recognize the gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york is recognized for one minute. mrs. maloney: i thank the gentleman for his leadership in yielding. i rise in opposition to the republican party's working families flexibility act. it should be named the fake flexibility act. it's failure to advertise truthfully. if you were true, you would call it the more work and less pay act. and under this bill workers would lose the basic guarantees of fair pay for overtime work and time off from work und
harry at the arlington national spokesman tarry. here on c-span we'll be live ith the discussions on the guantanamo bay prison. that's at 10:00 a.m. eastern. 1:30, the institute for korean peninsula and national security and what happens on the orean peninsula. >> she's the first, first lady to earn a college degree. during the civil war soldiers serving under her husband called her the mother of the regime. she influenced her party to switch to the anti-slavery party. meet lucy hays wife of the 19th president as we continue our series on first ladies. monday night live at 9:00 eastern on c-span and c-span3. also, on c-span radio and c-span.org. now a hearing on the 2014 budget request for the air force. a house appropriation committee heard from chief of staff mark welsh for two hours. they answered questions about automatic spending cuts, they were asked about sexual assaults in the military and a negative report on officers who operate nuclear missiles in north dakota. topic is the he and yourar 2014 budget posture for the budget of 2014. the air force is the only ones to rece
, the servants, and all the payrolls, and she very much interacted with them. there was one named henry harris who had a lot of children. she suggested that he start buying washington real estate. he died a wealthy man. she forced him to put part of his salary into that. jerry smith was another favorite of hers, of the members of the staff. she ran the whole thing with the help of the doormen. i think that is a likely remark, the way the military was organized. host: she found the white house in a state of disrepair. bill, who studies the white house, has a bit of a different view, but you and i read about the fact that there were infrastructure problems, and she tackled this and did great refurbishments of this. what do you know if it? ofat do you know if it?-- it? guest: i think a lot of it was the perception she wanted to present to the public. this was the nation's home, as well as their home. they were only temporary residents. she was concerned in some ways, the fact that she was from the west, as she called it, which missouri was at the time -- that she did not have the social acumen th
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